Battle Cards

Soldiers of Killiecrankie

Let Battle Begin, a challenge for the whole family.

A visit to Soldiers of Killiecrankie Battle re-enactment weekend inspired local illustrator Dylan Gibson to create a set of six collector’s cards, each card depicts a different character from the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie. The challenge was how to involve the local School Children and visitors to know more about this important battle.

Plans are underway to add an additional card for 2018, the debate is whether it should be one of the colourful highland clan chiefs or may be the women who took part in the aftermath.

Dylan Gibson with funding from Perth 2021, has created a set of collector’s cards featuring some of the key characters from the Battle of Killiecrankie.

These ‘Battle Cards’ are colourful stylised and dynamic likenesses of King James II and VII, King William III, Bonnie Dundee, Hugh McKay, Donald McBean and Ewen Cameron. Large versions of these ‘portraits’ have been hidden in local businesses around Highland Perthshire, creating a Summer History Challenge treasure hunt.

 

The plan is to run another interactive game with these character cards for 2018, plans are being worked on and will be revealed once finalised.